Ousmane Dembélé is really good. We’ve known that for a while, and now the world is starting to catch on.
According to Bild, Barcelona recently met with Dembélé’s agent about a possible move to Catalonia. Here’s a poor translation of the meat of Bild’s article via Google Translate:
As in last summer, the French top-flight driver is the absolute candidate of the Barcelona sports director Robert Fernandez (54).
On the weekend, he met with Dembélé consultant Moussa Sissoko. He confirms the French "L'Équipe": "We know that many big clubs are interested in him. This is a form of recognition for his good performances."
Barça is supposed to have offered the BVB more than 50 million euros.
BVB boss Hans-Joachim Watzke (57) and manager Michael Zorc (54) have no reason to sell Dembélé this season. To make the management floor twitch, Barca would already have a record release of 90 million.
The current trend in football is for deals to get done between a buying club and a player, before the selling club have even agreed to a fee. That’s a possibility here, but it still seems early in Dembélé’s Dortmund career for him to be leaving for the likes of Barcelona.
None of us expect a talent like Dembélé to stay at BVB forever, but a move this summer doesn’t seem too likely, even if Dembélé’s agent has had contact with Barca.€90 million would make Ousmane the most expensive Bundesliga player in history.
Peter Bosz, Han-Joachim Watzke, Michael Zorc and all the other people in charge of decisions at BVB need to stand strong here. Dembélé is a world class talent, and if he is allowed to leave it should only be for an astronomical sum.